Examples of hypnosis in a sentence
He underwent hypnosis to treat his fear of water.
While under hypnosis, she described the horrific accident in detail.
Origin and Etymology of hypnosis
First Known Use: 1876
HYPNOSIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hypnosis for English Language Learners
: a state that resembles sleep but in which you can hear and respond to questions or suggestions
HYPNOSIS Defined for Kids
Definition of hypnosis for Students
: a state which resembles sleep but is produced by a person who can then make suggestions to which the person in this state can respond
Medical Definition of hypnosis
1: a trancelike state of altered consciousness that resembles sleep but is induced by a person whose suggestions are readily accepted by the subject
2: any of various conditions that resemble sleep
3: hypnotism 1
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